One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Topeka is that you can pair it with home automation. Smart thermostats can make your house more comfortable and eco-friendly. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your doors. And you won’t accidentally leave the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as convenient as these tools are by themselves, they can have an even larger effect when used together with your home security system. Here are just 5 incredible home automation ideas for Topeka that will make your living space much more responsive to your lifestyle:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home Down For Bed
Your before bed ritual has become routine: shut off the lights, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how often have you woken up to discover that you failed to lock the side door or left the living room light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your evening checklist, it's easy to overlook it another evening, as well. Then before you know it, your forgotten checklist becomes a habit on its own.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your bedtime routine. Through your Topeka home security system, you can create a scene that fine-tunes all your tech without you leaving bed. With a touch of a screen, you can lock the doors, turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Set your automation to trigger at a specific time -- such as 11pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On Alert When You Go For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can set your automation parameters to set when your house is empty. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can place your living space on defense via one button touch. Now you can be sure that every door is locked, every light is turned off, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on duty. You can even batten down the garage door with the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't have to keep your living space on alert the whole day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town friends or service folk via the mobile app. Or place your home on alert without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms each time you leave the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Set Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing your house and putting your house to bed may be just one option on your home automation system. You can also form scenes for all kinds of activities. Adjust the lights just a dash while dropping your motorized shades for the ultimate movie theatre atmosphere. Create a dimly lit aisle from your bedroom to the pantry for an evening snack.
You can program a "party" scene that automatically changes the lights and temperature to adapt for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor knocks at your door, you can tell them to come on in through your doorbell camera. You can also customize music and decorative lights to turn on via your ADT Control app. And if you decide you want another sleek piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly integrate it to your current ecosystem.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your house through automated notifications delivered to your phone. Any time a motion sensor on a security camera sense abnormal movements, you'll know with a text or mobile pop-up. Fire and CO sensors will trigger an alert so that you won’t come home to an unexpected emergency. Or have your smart locks notify you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you read a notification, you can decide how to move forward.
Speak with delivery workers with the doorbell cameras to direct them where to stash a delivery. See through your outdoor cameras to see if the abnormal motion is worth a call to the police. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation tech will make you feel safe and secure, they can also assist in a fire or other situations. Should your smoke detectors sense excess smoke, your home can spring into action! Tell the furnace fan to automatically switch on and vent dangerous smoke. Then have the system turn on all your smart bulbs to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency specialists.
In fact, you can calibrate automated reactions to any emergency circumstances. Turn on all the lights if a glass break detector chimes. Sound your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trigger. Nearly all of your systems can be interconnected to operate in tandem in any manner you think will help shield your home and loved ones.